Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Welcome to my English Country Home

The Diningroom with English slate floors.....
View of Livingroom with 1927 Steinway grand piano............
Another View of Livingroom ............

Family Room with fireplace set at an angle
Curved staircase in the Foyer...framed lithographs from England
Dining room..........


English Secretary in Mastersuite
Master bedroom with a bay window
Breakfast room.............

Another view of Den with window seat.



My Orange Powder Room............
My computer corner in Kitchen with handpainted wallpaper.





The Foyer with Italian commode and bronze statue.


My Country English home was built in 1967 and designed by a wonderful architect, the late Jean Atkins, whom I fortunately got to know when we bought the home 11 years ago. She was living across the street at the time and she and I became very close. She was such a talented lady and had such elegant, fine taste. She was an avid antiques collector and taught me so much about them and I was fortunate to have been her "student" before she passed away. The Steinway in the livingroom belonged to her and I bought it and had it referbished and that just tickled her to pieces because that was her favorite piece of furniture. I have several pieces that I bought from her and will be forever grateful to have them in my home.


Like I said , we have been here for 11 years now, and I making plans to redecorate and also to renovate the kitchen. I am going to completely redo the Master suite, but haven't really found the fabrics that I want to use, so I am taking my time with that!


My husband and I love our home and feel really blessed to have lived here. For many years it was my favorite home in our town and I would ride by just to admire it often. I could hardly believe it when we had the opportunity to purchase it and make it our own! God was good to give it to us and we are so grateful to Him. "Every good and perfect gift cometh from above."


Hope you have enjoyed your little tour of my home. The exterior can be seen on my profile page.......someone once described this home as a Fairy Tale Cottage. It certainly does have charm and great curb appeal!


If you are in the neighborhood, stop by and visit me! You are always WELCOME to my English Country home!




16 comments:

Ms. Tee said...

What a gorgeous home you have! I love your wood floors especially. :)

Leanne said...

Coming from my city apartment, your English country home seems quite large but also rather inviting. What a nice house story, too. Thanks for stopping by my blog...

Mrs.French said...

so elegant.

Julie said...

I LOVE your home, Mimilee, it is all the things I love... but I love most that YOU love it! smile I do believe it was God's gift to you.
Your house was built the year my only daughter was born!
How special that you had the opportunity to befriend the woman who designed it!

I'm very pleased to meet you! Thank you for finding me on my blog and commenting!

Julie said...

PS. I forgot to mention that I have also been married for 43 years! August 20/1965

Lavinia said...

Thank you Mimilee for visiting my blog, and your kind words. And thank you for this spectacular tour of your magnificent house. Oh my! When can I move in? My bags are packed!

Your home is utterly lovely, and you have some very beautiful pieces...antiques...pictures...

It must be a great joy for you to open the door and step into your home. Truly, you have made it beautiful haven. How thrilling that you had the chance to purchase a house you'd admired for so long...

You may like to see some photos of the apartment I once lived in...here's the link...it will be plain why I admire your decor style so much...although my pics are nowhere near as lovely as yours...

http://birdbathchronicles.blogspot.com/2008/06/my-apartment.html.

Now to look around your blog a little more...

Thanks again...

Joyce said...

A beautiful home! I can imagine the laughter around the dining table during the holidays and joy of music around the piano.
Thank you for sharing.

Courtney said...

WOW!! Such a great home tour. Those floors are wonderful and I love the history to your belongings. So much love in that house!

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My Notting Hill said...

Beautiful. Love the gorgeous window in your master bedroom.

Cote de Texas said...

beautiful! I especially love the striped wallpaper - that gets me everytime!!!

just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Joni

My Decor Style said...

You have a beautiful home - very warm and inviting! I love this style! Nancy

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